Five Nursing Myths… Untruths Disproved - page 2

It is hard to believe that is has been two years since the 2015 Miss America scandal. If you are a nurse, you know the one. Daytime television hosts from the show, ‘The View', mocked Miss Colorado... Read More

  1. by   ElizabethScala1
    Quote from saskrn
    This is exactly what I was thinking!
    Thank you for your comments. The point I was making was that nurses do SO MUCH MORE than the tasks that the general public or those not associated with nursing know about. When a person who is unfamiliar with nursing hears the term "nurse" they think that they do only those things and not others. Nurses do A LOT!! In and outside of the hospital setting. Thank you!
  2. by   ElizabethScala1
    Quote from Kysam
    Really, there's so much more to nursing than working in a hospital, emptying bedpans and following doctor's orders"???????????
    i find this comment offensive. What is wrong with working in a hospital? Your comment seems to enforce the MYTH that working in a hospital is bad, for those nurses that can't find employment elsewhere. I could not disagree more. Certainly there are more opportunities for nurses now. However many chose to work in a hospital to actually care for people.
    who is going to care for us as we age?? I think it's scary.
    Thank you for your comments. The point I was making was that nurses do SO MUCH MORE than the tasks that the general public or those not associated with nursing know about. When a person who is unfamiliar with nursing hears the term "nurse" they think that they do only those things and not others. Nurses do A LOT!! In and outside of the hospital setting. Thank you!
  3. by   ElizabethScala1
    Quote from WestCoastSunRN
    This. I was just about to post this but MunoRN beat me to it. As someone who does a lot of critical thinking, being a collaborative member of the health care team (along with many other independent nursing interventions) this really made me wince.
    Thank you for your comments. The point I was making was that nurses do SO MUCH MORE than the tasks that the general public or those not associated with nursing know about. When a person who is unfamiliar with nursing hears the term "nurse" they think that they do only those things and not others. Nurses do A LOT!! In and outside of the hospital setting. Thank you!
  4. by   Orion81RN
    Id just edit your post instead of commenting back to everyone
  5. by   bellini
    Quote from ElizabethScala1
    Thank you for your comments. The point I was making was that nurses do SO MUCH MORE than the tasks that the general public or those not associated with nursing know about. When a person who is unfamiliar with nursing hears the term "nurse" they think that they do only those things and not others. Nurses do A LOT!! In and outside of the hospital setting. Thank you!
    If that is the case, then instead of letting that bedpan cliche stand, why not say "Nurses in hospitals also titrate powerful vasoactive drugs, interpret hemodynamic data, read ECGs, interpret blood gas panels, run dialysis, manage spinal drains, etc., etc."
  6. by   NuGuyNurse2b
    I knew this was going to go off the rail.

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